Italy's timeless and ancient Eternal City possesses a beautiful, classical and glamorous air that has the architectural capability of making visitors feel underdressed just walking through the streets. In addition, Rome's inhabitants look like they've just breezed off a nearby catwalk, and after all, they have an important reputation to up-hold: Rome owns 17 per cent of all monuments in the world, with ancient sculptures, museums, ruins, fountains and piazzas to satisfy culture junkies for years, and leave everybody else awestruck.
With an overspill of ancient buildings to see on a Rome tour, time is of the essence. Crowds can swell considerably over summer, although the end gratification is well worth the inevitable queues for most attractions. Visit St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican City on your coach tour to Rome to climb the Dome of St Peter's Basilica and feel like an emperor looking out over the city and Piazza San Pietro. Gaze in disbelief at Michelangelo's magnificent frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, discover 2000 years of glorious and grisly history at the world's most famous amphitheatre, the enormous Colosseum, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain or tread the footsteps of great Romans from Cicero to Caesar at the Forum. Stand atop the beautiful Spanish Steps, sip water from the Fontana della Barccacia at their base or pay a trip to the Pantheon during your coach trip, an architectural marvel and once-worship place of the Gods now standing as Rome's best-preserved ancient building.